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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we’re still on the white wine theme, but this time it’s the indigenous wine of Moldova and Romania, the noble feteasca alba variety. Even though it is an indigenous grape variety, it is not a common white wine here in Moldova, in fact it’s the opposite, it is quite a rare and hard to find wine, that’s why this one was an easy picking – Feteasca 2013 from Vinaria din Vale.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a bright, pure yellow-green color, with a translucent white-green rim-color.
The nose is strong with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is sharp and insistent and it brings notes of citrus fruits and minerals – lemon, green apple, gooseberry, lime, kiwi, pineapple, nettle, straw grass and even chalk-stone.
The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar, moderate-plus alcohol and high acidity. It makes the wine taste silky, smooth and crisp, but maybe just a bit austere. Medium tannin makes it taste a little green and bitter, but quite bright and fresh. The overall balance is good with a well structured body, which leaves you with a watery mouth and a blind desire for one more sip.
The wine has a long finish and a velvety-smooth aftertaste, it tastes savory and elegant at the same time.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.2 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Last but not least, even though this wine is not very well known in it’s homeland Moldova, on the international scene it has already been in the highlights with a very prestigious silver medal on the most important wine competition of them all – Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). It is quite a challenge to get a silver accolade at DWWA, but when you get one, you know that you are there, where you’ve ever dreamed to be as a winemaker.
WineStatistics tasting results:
VINARIA DIN VALE
Feteasca | 2013
grape: | feteasca alba |
overall rating: | 89.2 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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